Born in Poland, Ania Vu (née Vu Dang Minh Anh) is currently a Ph.D. candidate in composition as a Benjamin Franklin Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Her recent music explores different notions of time, musical energy related to form, and wordplay in vocal music set to her own text. Her current mentors include James Primosch and Anna Weesner, and her past teachers include Amy Williams, Robert Morris, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, Oliver Schneller, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, and David Liptak. She completed her BM in 2017 with distinction, double-majoring in composition and theory from the Eastman School of Music, and minoring in social psychology from the University of Rochester.
Ania is a finalist (2019, 2018) and recipient of an Honorable Mention (2017) from the ASCAP Morton Gould Competition Young Composers Awards, and the Belle Gitleman (2016), Bernard Rodgers (2015), and Louis Lane (2014) awards at Eastman. Performers of her music include the International Contemporary Ensemble, TAK ensemble, and the Iridium Saxophone Quartet. Her music has been featured at festivals such as Red Note New Music Festival in Illinois State University, SoundSCAPE in Cesena, Italy, and Women in Music in Rochester.
For more information about her piano background, performances, and teaching, please scroll down to Performance.
Outside of music, Ania has a passion for languages, speaking fluently in English, French, Polish, and Vietnamese, and having studied Latin and German. She also enjoys traveling (has visited 30 countries so far), wandering in all kinds of museums, and ballroom dancing.